one step new place

if I am here
are there

the only place I know
that you
could ever be

I step sideways

I step back

you aren’t there
not anymore

and the person
in your proximity
who looks
something like you
is a different being
who has never
shared a moment
like you and I
shared the moment
when I was

before I took that one step
one step back

© Frank Prem, 2017

April 2017 Poem #06: renewable


3 thoughts on “one step new place

  1. For me it’s kind of wistful, with so much left unsaid, for the reader to project into. Although I’m fairly sure you didn’t have this in mind, it reminds of my experiences dancing tango 🙂 . A pleasure to read Frank.


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